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Brisbane LGA

Households with children

There are 59,987 couples with young children in Brisbane LGA in 2006, comprising 16% of households.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

For Households with Children in Brisbane LGA, life stage is based on the age of children in the household. The age of the parent(s) is not taken into account.

  • Young children: Children aged under 15 only
  • Mixed age children: One or more children under 15 and one or more children over 15 (must have 2 or more children)
  • Older children: Children aged 15 and over only

To continue building the story, Brisbane LGA's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Households with children by life stage
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20062001Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Couples with children107,26428.631.799,51329.233.0+7,751
Couples with young children59,98716.017.453,57915.717.9+6,408
Couples with mixed-age children14,9364.04.914,5434.35.2+393
Couples with older children32,3418.69.431,3919.29.9+950
Single parents with children36,4979.711.034,49010.111.4+2,007
Single parents with young children14,5083.94.914,2464.25.3+262
Single parents with mixed-age children4,0541.11.43,6101.11.4+444
Single parents with older children17,9354.84.816,6344.94.7+1,301
Total households with children143,76138.442.7134,00339.344.4+9,758

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2006
Households with children, 2006 Single parents with older children, Greater Brisbane: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Greater Brisbane: 4.9% Couples with older children, Greater Brisbane: 9.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 4.9% Couples with young children, Greater Brisbane: 17.4% Single parents with older children, Brisbane LGA: 4.8% Single parents with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: 1.1% Single parents with young children, Brisbane LGA: 3.9% Couples with older children, Brisbane LGA: 8.6% Couples with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: 4.0% Couples with young children, Brisbane LGA: 16.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households with children, 2001 to 2006
Change in households with children, 2001 to 2006 Single parents with older children, Brisbane LGA: +1,301 Single parents with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: +444 Single parents with young children, Brisbane LGA: +262 Couples with older children, Brisbane LGA: +950 Couples with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: +393 Couples with young children, Brisbane LGA: +6,408
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the families with children in Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 16.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.6% were couples with older children, compared with 17.4% and 9.4% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

There were a smaller proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 3.9% compared to 4.9% in Greater Brisbane while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.8% compared to 4.8% in Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

Between 2001 and 2006, the number of households with children increased by 9,758 households or 7.3%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Couples with young children (+6,408 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+1,301 households)
  • Couples with older children (+950 households)
  • Single parents with mixed-age children (+444 households)
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